Students wishing to earn a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education have the opportunity to create a program uniquely designed to a specific area of interest. Students in the Master of Arts Degree Program will take a core set of required courses and then will choose 15 units of elective course work. The Department of Special Education MA only program does not lead to licensure as a special education generalist. Students wishing to seek licensure should follow the plans for the program in initial licensure (for students who do not hold a current CO state teaching license) or added endorsement (for students who hold a current CO state teaching license).
The MA only program requires that the students complete 33 units of graduate work culminating in an in-depth research project. Students may enroll in the MA only program at any time and may work at their own pace throughout the program. No fieldwork is required for the MA only.
Please see the Department of Special Education Handbook for details (link forthcoming)
Selection of a university and graduate program of study is an important decision. Therefore, prospective students are required to meet and consult with a departmental faculty advisor as part of the application process. Students should schedule an appointment to discuss career goals and special circumstances with a member of the faculty as soon as possible by calling 719-255-4996 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This meeting will also serve as an admissions interview for the program.
The Department of Special Education begins their academic program each year in the Fall. Students are chosen during the spring semester for admission the following fall. Up to nine hours of approved coursework may be completed as an Unclassified Student or as a transfer student prior to admission. Successful completion of Unclassified Student or Transfer Student coursework does not ensure admission to the program. Consult with a faculty member about courses you wish to take as an unclassified student or to transfer, as certain rules apply to these courses.
To be considered for admission to the Special Education program, prospective students must complete the following procedures:
Application deadline: Rolling Admission
To obtain information and directions on the fingerprinting and background check visit the Student Resources Page and click Fingerprint/Background Check Instructions.